18 days in Turkey Itinerary

18 days in Turkey Itinerary

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18 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Doha
Fly:  7 h 30 min
1
Istanbul
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Trabzon
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Goreme
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  6 h 15 min
4
Fethiye
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Marmaris
— 2 nights
6
Marmaris
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Bodrum City
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h 15 min
End: Doha

3
nights
Istanbul

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), then delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, wander the streets of Sultanahmet District, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Dalia Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Istanbul travel route planning website .

Doha, Qatar to Istanbul is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. While traveling from Doha, expect cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Trabzon.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

2
nights
Trabzon

Trabzon ©
Trabzon, historically known as Trebizond is a city on the Black Sea coast of northeastern Turkey and the capital of Trabzon Province. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Soumela Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yeni Cuma Camii, get great views at Boztepe, then contemplate the long history of Atatürk Köşkü, and finally see the interesting displays at Trabzon Hagia Sophia Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Surmene Camburnu Tabiat Parki and then explore the fascinating underground world of Çal Mağarası.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Trabzon trip planner .

Getting from Istanbul to Trabzon by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Trabzon

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Çal Mağarası
Highlights from your plan
Çal Mağarası ©
Çal Mağarası
Trabzon Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Trabzon Hagia Sophia Museum
Yeni Cuma Camii ©
Yeni Cuma Camii

2
nights
Goreme

Goreme ©
Famed for its landscape of unusually shaped stone formations and churches cut into the natural rocks, Goreme sits in the central part of the country, an area originally settled during Roman times.
Visit Goreme National Park and Museu a Ceu Aberto de Goreme for their historical value. Get in touch with nature at Balloon Rides and Off-Road & ATV Trails. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Goreme Tarihi Milli Parki and look for gifts at Sultan Carpet.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Goreme travel planner.

Getting from Trabzon to Goreme by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Trabzon in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Goreme, with highs around 38°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Fethiye.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides
Goreme Open-Air Museum ©
Goreme Open-Air Museum

2
nights
Fethiye

Fethiye ©
A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
On the 18th (Sun), stroll through Oludeniz PlajI, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then see a world frozen in time at Kayakoy. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Old Town, then contemplate the long history of Downtown Fethiye, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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You can fly from Goreme to Fethiye in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Goreme in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Fethiye, with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Marmaris.

Things to do in Fethiye

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Oludeniz
Highlights from your plan
Oludeniz PlajI ©
Oludeniz PlajI
Parasailing & Paragliding
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Marmaris

Marmaris ©
One of Turkey's major port towns and tourist resorts, Marmaris sits on the stretch of the Mediterranean coastline popularly known as the "Turkish Riviera." Nestled between verdant mountain ranges and the sea, Marmaris draws sailors and divers from around the globe, its marinas packed with private yachts and tour boats.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): kick back and relax at Icmeler Beach, then see the interesting displays at Marmaris Balevi, and then delve into the distant past at Caunos Tombs of the Kings. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Trust Gold & Diamonds and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Marmaris trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Fethiye to Marmaris takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Marmaris.

Things to do in Marmaris

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Icmeler
Highlights from your plan
Icmeler Beach ©
Icmeler Beach
Trust Gold & Diamonds ©
Trust Gold & Diamonds
Caunos Tombs of the Kings ©
Caunos Tombs of the Kings

3
nights
Marmaris

Marmaris ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): look for gifts at Latina Goldsmiths and then enjoy the sand and surf at Iztuzu Beach 2. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Lycian Rock Tombs, explore the ancient world of Carian rock tombs, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Marmaris Beach.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Marmaris travel route planner .

On the 24th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bodrum City.

Things to do in Marmaris

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Dalyan, Latina Goldsmiths
Highlights from your plan
Iztuzu Beach 2 ©
Iztuzu Beach 2
Lycian Rock Tombs ©
Lycian Rock Tombs
Carian rock tombs ©
Carian rock tombs

3
nights
Bodrum City

Bodrum City ©
More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
Head to Moden Leather Shop and Midtown Shopping Mallfor plenty of shopping. Castle of St. Peter and Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Bitez Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yahsi Beach, and delve into the distant past at Bodrum Amphitheater.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Bodrum City trip builder website .

You can drive from Marmaris to Bodrum City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or ride a ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Marmaris in August, with highs in Bodrum City at 43°C and lows at 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Ortakent
Highlights from your plan
Bitez Beach ©
Bitez Beach
Castle of St. Peter ©
Castle of St. Peter
Scuba & Snorkeling

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